The Women Who Hold Up My Sky
Once upon a time, there was a giggling group of three girls running through the hallowed hallways of St. Xavier’s college and arriving late to class. My first meeting with Indira Kanungo now Bodani at the tender age of 15.
Becoming A Turtle to Escape
Have you ever stepped inside a baby classroom and heard the noise of all the children and teachers talking loudly altogether? When I was 4 years old and I was in my old school, I used to feel very shy and confused.
My Big Move
Would you ever like to move to a different place? When I was 13 years old I moved from my childhood house in Chandigarh to Mumbai, for my school. When I first got the news, I cried for hours and then I fell asleep.
I am a Covid Survivor Too…
I am Saisha, a fifteen year old girl studying in grade 10 at The Gateways School of Mumbai. I love the support that I receive from my teachers and friends. They have taught me to believe in myself. I enjoy listening to music and I love fashion design and drawing. I am a big Bollywood fan and Gateway has helped me connect with some of my favorite celebrities.
A Life Altering Gift
On a platform in front of a small auditorium filled with about 50 people stood a tall, striking, grey-haired woman with 10 children from about the ages of 5 to 14. These children were brought to this University classroom setting at the request of this woman by various parents, clinicians, teachers. The children were of great concern because they were not learning and could become disruptive and obstreperous in their school class.
Empty Nest Syndrome
I wonder, would it still be called "The Empty Nest Syndrome" if the parent birds flew away and left the baby birds in the nest to fend for themselves? This year, my daughter A turned 19, and all our peers with kids of her age are busy getting them into undergraduate university programs, in acclaimed institutions in India and abroad
My name is Baquer Jawad Shirazi and I am an aspiring restaurateur/ hotelier. My parents are Marilyn and Jawad Shirazi and I was born on the 9th of October. My family is a close-knit, joint, non-practicing Muslim family. Growing up, there were four of us children who lived under one roof; my sister Shaina and my two cousins Rumi, Ryan and I.
Not Your Mother!
If a gypsy fortune teller, staring into her crystal ball, 30 years ago, had given me a glimpse into my life as it currently is, I would have, in disbelief, kicked the crystal ball, gypsy, and her tent into space.But in 1990, I was a coy, bookish, introverted, and demure, final year dental school student. At my core, I have always been brutally honest and I tend to tell it like it is but back then I would have been more diplomatic.Academically I was always a good student, and since
My Dutch husband and I met and fell in love in Bahrain and were married in 2001. We lived in Mumbai and then relocated to the Netherlands. In December 2008 after a few rounds of fertility treatments, we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy whom we named “Tristan”.Tristan was born into a room of Dutch doctors chanting “Aum” because I have a tiny tattoo which they spied while giving me my epidural. It was a very serene experience for me to have him come into the world with one
A Tribute to my Mom
A young new mother is always vulnerable. Craving for her parents, wanting to be with them because they help her relax emotionally and mentally. The sense of belonging, comfort and love which can only come from your parents.“Love is the absence of judgement.”-Dalai Lama XIV.My parents came to Mumbai from a small quaint town in Rajasthan called Bhinmal. I am the youngest of 4 siblings. I have an older sister and 2 brothers. Our relationship with our parents was based on an indestructible foundation of unconditional love and respect. My